As there were at least a few countries interested in receiving US soldiers, including Poland, it was important for Poland to discuss this first, said President Andrzej Duda, who met with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday.
Poland is convincing NATO allies, including the United States, to increase the US military presence in Poland in order to strengthen the Alliance's eastern flank, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Sunday.
Polish presidential aide Krzysztof Szczerski on Friday called a report by Reuter's new agency on the alleged failure of the Fort Trump concept "total disinformation." Fort Trump is Poland's plan to set up a permanent US military base in Poland.
Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher took part in a briefing on Thursday ahead of the Defender-Europe 20 military exercises that will see almost 20,000 US troops deployed to Europe.
Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, paid a visit on Thursday to the Polish military contingent of the EU's Sophia mission in Sicily, formed to counteract human smuggling and trafficking in the Mediterranean Sea.